Louisa May Alcott ‘Ode to Louisa’.


Australia’s Homespun Magazine, has included one of my quilts in its current issue ,Vol. 11 No 8. My quilt ‘Ode to Louisa –  & The Little Women of Orchard House’was inspired by the story of  ‘Little Women’ . The floral centre represents Mammie, and the four corners the Girls, Jo, Beth Meg and Amy. The little squares is called the ‘Dress Scraps’ border. I have used a lot of Jo Mortons Fabrics. which represent well the fabrics of the American Civil War era in which the novel was based. Louisa’s writings in this book remind us all how although we as our family/siblings might all grow up in the same house, we grow as individuals. This reminds us all to treasure our individuality.


Here is the quilt in the full. It was machine quilted by Alison Bacon of Canterbury Quilt., she did a wonderful job.

I usually have my sister Maree St. Clair to quilt my quilts, but I had her stressed to the max quilting ‘Chawton’ for me. Chawton is pictured below. It is hand pieced from  hexagons, diamonds and half hexagons.dscf8632

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